Far from the dull gray city that I imagined before moving to Mexico City. I am excited about the free endless activities and amazing city tours that this city has to offer.
Even on a budget, it can be difficult to limit your selection to a full weekend, a long weekend or even a week! Regardless of how long you plan to stay in Mexico City, here are my top friends to get a feel for (free!) For Mexico’s capital.
Check out the historic center.
Mexico City Zocalo
Zocalo marked by the Mexican flag with the Metropolitan Cathedral to the left and the National Palace behind.
Also known as Centro Historico or Centro, the downtown area in Mexico City. And in the middle of Centro is the Zocalo, surrounded by one of the most important buildings in Mexico City. (More than 1,500 of which have been known in the past)
Zocalo – Largest Square in Latin America (With a capacity of nearly 100,000) Zocalo has been a major gathering place for Mexicans for centuries. This square holds ceremonies, political announcements, parades, religious festivals and even protests.
The National Palace – the home office of the President of the National Treasury and the National Archives. The palace is located on the east side. All of Zocalo is free parking and is generally open to the public. Visit with the beautiful gardens and murals of the amazing Diego. Rivera The central balcony of the palace is where the President ordered the bell on September 15 to celebrate Mexico’s independence.
Metropolitan of Mexico City – Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City is one of the largest and oldest cathedrals in the Western Hemisphere. Construction began in 1573 and was not completed until about 1813, although maintenance work remained constant. You can clearly notice the church’s maze as it is sunk, with different parts sinking at different rates. (Mexico City’s largest city is located on the lake and some older buildings are heavily sunk).
Mexico City Zoo
One of the famous pandas at Chapultepec Zoo.
One of Mexico’s most famous green areas, the Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest) is larger than 1500 acres. In fact it is the largest city park in the Western Hemisphere!
Although strolling the city park seems uninteresting. The “lungs” of Mexico City are also home to some of the city’s major attractions, such as the Chapultepec Zoo (which can be visited), Chapultepec Castle and the Museum of Anthropology.
Chapultepec Zoo – There are over 200 different species and nearly 2,000 species of animals. Chapultepec Zoo is the second largest zoo in Mexico and one of the best known in the world. Chapultepec Zoo is renowned for its Giant Panda Breeding Became the first zoo in China to successfully breed pandas in captivity and the birthplace of eight births.
Wander Condesa and Roma
Condesa and Roma are all so fun, fun and weird like these locked locks!
While Condesa and Roma are well known for their bars and restaurants, there are also plenty of activities here for free. They are both beautiful neighborhoods, with a plethora of historic homes, beautiful parks. (Including the favorite Parque Mexico) and tons of street art! This is the neighborhood I like for the walk.
Parque Mexico – My favorite park in Mexico has great art deco architecture and sculptures, ponds and fountains of nature, and is a perfect place for spectators. It is also home to my favorite dog park. (Currently under construction)
Do not cross polanco
While the Polanco neighborhood is famous for its pricey civilization, it may seem helpless and pretentious. Do not believe what you hear! The sculpture is scattered all over, with one of the finest art museums in Mexico City, Soumaya, in Plaza Carz. (Totally free)
Museo Soumaya – Museum named after the deceased wife of Carlos Slim, founder of Soumaya Domit Soumaya, organizes more than 60,000 pieces of art, including paintings and sculptures, with most works in Europe. (Although Mexican pieces are featured) and covers more than 5 centuries, even though the building itself is an art gallery with thousands of illuminated hexagons.